Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County and working on her father’s farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within your means, along with the importance of faith, family and community.
Kay’s entire life has been invested in making a difference in the lives of others. After graduating from Auburn University, she worked as a high school teacher, a bank officer and as Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she used her leadership skills to initiate new jobs across the state.
In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction. She was re-elected in 2006 with the largest vote in a contested statewide race.
As Treasurer, Kay proved her commitment to taxpayers. The Treasurer’s Office is now more open, transparent and efficient. She put the state’s sources and uses of billions of dollars online for everyone to see. She installed current technologies, trimmed the payroll and adopted best business practices. The result: Kay Ivey has saved you, the taxpayer, nearly five million dollars in administrative costs so far.
Kay successfully sought the office of Lieutenant Governor in the 2010 election. She defeated one of Alabama’s most famous political family names—Jim Folsom, Jr. In doing so, Kay became the second person since the 1870s, and only woman ever, to be elected as a Republican to the post of Lieutenant Governor.
Having served as Treasurer for the past eight years and known for her enthusiasm and energy, Kay is ready to take the successful results she achieved in one state office to the Lieutenant Governor’s office.
Kay believes if you campaign as a Conservative for office, you should govern as a Conservative in office.
Kay Ivey will continue to bring conservative leadership with effective results to make this generation more productive and the next generation more prosperous.
She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA, and the Tukabatchee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She is also the first Girls State alumna to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.